Friday, 28 November 2008

First part of my design research info - Beka

1910-1925  &  1940-1955

1910 - AEG (German General Electric); Peter Behrens, denounce Art Nouveau for a spare abstract neoclassicism; products, lighting fixtures, fans, advertising, graphics, and the firm's overall 'corporate image'.
1919 - Bauhaus - Walter Gropius, union of art and industry; other figures: Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Laszio Moholy-Nagy, and Wilhelm Wagenfeld- [1933 - disbanded by Nazi]
1940 - Design business practice common; independent consultants
1939 - New York World's Fair - visual coherence and social harmony; Utopian dream
C. Postwar Europe
1944 - Council of Industrial Design; stifled creativity
1947 - Swiss design: Armin Hofmann, Emil Ruder, Kunstgewerbeschule Basel

James Montgomery Flagg designs famous “I Want YOU for the U.S. Army” poster. The poster, a self-portrait, was actually an American version of a British poster by Alfred Leete.

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